I was so busy celebrating my blog birthday last Saturday that I forgot my mum’s 80th birthday on Sunday. Not in the real world, of course, but in the blogging sense. I had a fairly lengthy piece in mind about how she’s never in when I call because she has a much busier social life than me (which I think is great) and how the family is convinced the character played by June Whitfield in Absolutely Fabulous must have been based on her (with examples to prove it) but I couldn’t find the time.
The song I was going to post was Oh Babe What Would You Say by Hurricane Smith because that is one of the few records I remember her buying. By a terrible coincidence Norman ‘Hurricane’ Smith, former Beatles engineer and producer of early Pink Floyd died (age 85) just a few days before.
So, better late than never Happy Birthday Mum and RIP Hurricane.
Take it away Normal…
In case you're wondering about the title of this post that's one of her catchphrases and it's been said by June Whitfield on Ab Fab several times.